This illustration shows a perspective view and a vertical section of an anticline. It shows the half-cigar-shaped mountains of the hard rocks and the arches formed by the beds.

Anticline

This illustration shows a perspective view and a vertical section of an anticline. It shows the half-cigar-shaped…

A mountain mass composed of a number of anticlines may have these so arranged that they form a part of a larger arch.

Anticlinorium

A mountain mass composed of a number of anticlines may have these so arranged that they form a part…

A dormant volcanic cone in Turkey. It is approximately 25 miles in diameter.

Mount Ararat

A dormant volcanic cone in Turkey. It is approximately 25 miles in diameter.

"Bear Butte, from the North." -Walcott, 1901

Bear Butte

"Bear Butte, from the North." -Walcott, 1901

Diagram showing mountains and valleys due to block faulting in the background, and the dissection of the blocks and filling of the valleys, in the foreground. A stage of maturity has been reached in the development of these mountains.

Block Faulting Results

Diagram showing mountains and valleys due to block faulting in the background, and the dissection of…

"The Apollo butterfly, <em>P. Apollo</em>, is found in the damp meadows of the high Alps; the wings are whitish, wth five black spots on each of the superior ones; on the inferior are two sparkling eye-like figures, bordered with black. It flies in June and July. Thus even wild mountain regions, as well as those of the florid tropics, are embellished by this beautiful family." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Apollo Butterfly

"The Apollo butterfly, P. Apollo, is found in the damp meadows of the high Alps; the wings…

An illustration of a cabin set atop a mountain.

Cabin on Mountain

An illustration of a cabin set atop a mountain.

An illustration of Cathedral Rock located near Niagara Falls.

Cathedral Rock

An illustration of Cathedral Rock located near Niagara Falls.

"Gordon's and Crawford's Brigades driving the Confederate forces from the woods at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, August 9th, 1862. As soon as the order to advance was given the brigade moved forward, until it came to the open field, in perfect silence. As soon as it was clear from the woods, with a cheer that could have been heard all over the battle ground, it took the double-quick, and though at every step its ranks grew thinner from the murderous fire through which it passed, yet there was no faltering, no hesitancy; onward, across the field, up the slope and into and through the woods it went, until it met the second line of the enemy's overpowering forces. Forced at last to yield to overwhelming odds, it retired over the ground gained at such a frightful cost until it reached the cover from which it started. Here what remained held their position until the third brigade could come to its support. When exhausted, cut to pieces, its officers all gone, with no one to direct it, those who survived gathered as fast as thy could, and in the morning all that was left of that brigade was less than seven hundred men." &mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Battle of Cedar Mountain

"Gordon's and Crawford's Brigades driving the Confederate forces from the woods at the Battle of Cedar…

"Chamois is a well-known species of the antelope found only in high, mountainous regions, where they feed in small flocks or families, on the highest cliffs affording vegetation. The chamois are exceedingly shy, and have very acute senses, so that it is only by great patience and skill that the hunter can come sufficiently near to shoot them."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Chamois

"Chamois is a well-known species of the antelope found only in high, mountainous regions, where they…

An illustration of a cliff located in the Adirondacks.

Cliff

An illustration of a cliff located in the Adirondacks.

An illustration of a tall cliff with a stair case sprawling up the side.

Cliff

An illustration of a tall cliff with a stair case sprawling up the side.

Small shrub native to northern Europe, bears small red berries.

Mountain Cranberry

Small shrub native to northern Europe, bears small red berries.

A Peregrine falcon perched atop a rock, with mountains in the background.

Peregrine Falcon

A Peregrine falcon perched atop a rock, with mountains in the background.

A white falcon, perched atop a branch.

White Falcon

A white falcon, perched atop a branch.

Diagram illustrating block faulting, and the initial stage in the formation of block mountains.

Block Faulting

Diagram illustrating block faulting, and the initial stage in the formation of block mountains.

Also known as Abies fraseri. A species of fir native to the eastern United States mountains.

Pine Cone of Fraser Fir

Also known as Abies fraseri. A species of fir native to the eastern United States mountains.

Genus <em>Gypohierax</em>, is about the size of a goose, and is found in Western Africa, particularly Angola.

Vulture Hawk

Genus Gypohierax, is about the size of a goose, and is found in Western Africa, particularly…

This is an illustration of an island with an altitude of two thousand feet or more. It is surrounded by coral-reefs.

High Island

This is an illustration of an island with an altitude of two thousand feet or more. It is surrounded…

Hill

Hill

Hill

A concave hornbill perched on a branch, with mountains rising behind it.

Concave Hornbill

A concave hornbill perched on a branch, with mountains rising behind it.

An illustration of a group of men climbing a wall of ice.

Ice Climbing

An illustration of a group of men climbing a wall of ice.

"A mountain and spring, showing how the principle of the syphon operates to produce the effect described. Suppose there is a crevice, or hollow in the rock from a to b, and a narrow fissure leading from it, in the form of the syphon, b c. The water from the rill fe, filling the hollow, up to the line a d, it will then discharge itself through the syphon, and continue to run until the water is exhausted down to the l g of the syphon b, when it will cease. Then the water from the rills continuing to run until the hollow is again filled up to the same line, the syphon again begins to act, and again discharges the contents of the reservoir as before, and thus the spring p, at one moment flows with great violence and the next moment ceases entirely." —Comstock, 1850

Intermitting Spring

"A mountain and spring, showing how the principle of the syphon operates to produce the effect described.…

An illustration of a man standing on a ledge of Lookout Mountain looking over a valley. Lookout Mountain, actually a plateau at the northwest corner of Georgia, the northeast corner of Alabama, and along the southern border of Tennessee near Chattanooga. It is one of the southernmost ridge mountains of the Appalachians.

Landscape

An illustration of a man standing on a ledge of Lookout Mountain looking over a valley. Lookout Mountain,…

"Mountain Laplanders."

Mountain Laplanders

"Mountain Laplanders."

Confederate and Union forces clash at Lookout Mountain.

Battle of Lookout Mountain

Confederate and Union forces clash at Lookout Mountain.

An adult man leaning down talking to a male adolescent with mountain views behind them.

Man and Child

An adult man leaning down talking to a male adolescent with mountain views behind them.

The United States seal of Maryland with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background.

Maryland

The United States seal of Maryland with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background.

Two adult males hiking up a mountain carrying supplies.

men hiking

Two adult males hiking up a mountain carrying supplies.

An illustration of a group of men hiking along the cliff of a crater.

Men Hiking

An illustration of a group of men hiking along the cliff of a crater.

A group of men climbing up a mountain.

Men Hiking

A group of men climbing up a mountain.

The Mont Blanc (French for white mountain) or Monte Bianco (Italian 'White Mountain'), also known as "La Dame Blanche" (French, the white lady) is a mountain in the Alps. With its 4,810 m (15,781 ft) summit, it is the highest mountain in the Alps and Western Europe, and is ranked 11th in the world in topographic prominence. The mountain lies between the regions of Aosta Valley, Italy, and Haute-Savoie, France. The location of the summit is on the French-Italian border but Cartographers of France place it within its own boundaries on maps.

Mont Blanc

The Mont Blanc (French for white mountain) or Monte Bianco (Italian 'White Mountain'), also known as…

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shape. This tangram depicts a mountain.

Mountain

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures…

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shape. This tangram depicts a mountain.

Mountain

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures…

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shape. This tangram depicts a mountain.

Mountain

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures…

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shape. This tangram depicts a mountain.

Mountain

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures…

A mountain dome is a land form that occurs when magma rises from the mantle and pushes sedimentary rock into a dome shape.

Mountain Dome

A mountain dome is a land form that occurs when magma rises from the mantle and pushes sedimentary rock…

The highest point of a mountain, formed by convergent tectonic plate movement. Distinguishable from a peak in that the upper slopes are steep.

Mountain Peak

The highest point of a mountain, formed by convergent tectonic plate movement. Distinguishable from…

"Rupture of a Mountain.&mdash;There is no doubt, but in the operations of nature, great effects are sometimes produced among mountains, by a small quantity of water finding its way to a reservoir in the crevices of the rocks far beneath. Suppose, in the interior of a mountain, there should be a space of ten yards square, and an inch deep, filled with water, and closed up on all sides; and suppose that, in the course of time, a small fissure, no more than an inch in diameter, should be openeing by the water, from the height of two hundred feet above, down to this little reservoir. The consequence might be, that the side of the mountain would burst asunder, for the pressure, under the circumstances supposed, would be equal to the weight of five thousand tons." &mdash;Comstock, 1850

Mountain Rupture

"Rupture of a Mountain.—There is no doubt, but in the operations of nature, great effects are…

Lookout Mountain, actually a plateau at the northwest corner of Georgia, the northeast corner of Alabama, and along the southern border of Tennessee near Chattanooga. It is one of the southernmost ridge mountains of the Appalachians.

Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain, actually a plateau at the northwest corner of Georgia, the northeast corner of Alabama,…

A table, in the sense of a landform, is a hill, flank of a mountain, or mountain that has a flat top. This landform has numerous names in addition to table which include, tuya, tepui, mesa, portrero, butte, and table mountain.

Table Mountain

A table, in the sense of a landform, is a hill, flank of a mountain, or mountain that has a flat top.…

Yonah Mountain (more commonly referred to as Yonah) is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest in the north of Georgia. Yonah is the Cherokee word for Bear.

Yonah Mountain

Yonah Mountain (more commonly referred to as Yonah) is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest…

An illustration of a mountainous landscape.

Mountainous Landscape

An illustration of a mountainous landscape.

View of Mt. Stromboli from the northwest.

Mt. Stromboli

View of Mt. Stromboli from the northwest.

The Great Seal of the State of Ohio. The seal features a sunrise behind a wheat field and mountains. The wheat bundle symbolizes agriculture and the seventeen arrows represents Ohio's admittance as the seventeenth state.

Seal of Ohio

The Great Seal of the State of Ohio. The seal features a sunrise behind a wheat field and mountains.…

"This sublime tragedy was enacted about 460 B.C. All the characters in it are superhuman. The divine hero Prometheus has been doomed by Zeus to be chained to Mount Caucasus, in Scythia. This is his punishment for his benefactions to mankind, espeically the gift of fire, which he had stolen from heaven. The god Hephaestus, with his attendants, Strength and Force, execute the king's decree. The chained hero is visited by the god Oceanus and his daughters, who commiserate his fate." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Prometheus bound

"This sublime tragedy was enacted about 460 B.C. All the characters in it are superhuman. The divine…

Mission ridge is located on the a plateau commonly referred to as Lookout Mountain.

Mission Ridge

Mission ridge is located on the a plateau commonly referred to as Lookout Mountain.

An illustration of a man standing upon stacked rocks.

Rock formation

An illustration of a man standing upon stacked rocks.

A sailboat in the water.

Sailboat

A sailboat in the water.

"Presumption often ventures quite too near, where danger should awaken wholesome fear" &mdash;Northdrop, 1893. A pair of ice skaters approach while another pair of skaters look on at two skaters that have fallen through the ice, near a danger sign, frantically try to get out of the icy waters.

Skating on Thin Ice

"Presumption often ventures quite too near, where danger should awaken wholesome fear" —Northdrop,…

Synclinal fold near Banff, Scotland.

Synclinal Fold

Synclinal fold near Banff, Scotland.

Also known as Pinus pungens. The Table Mountain Pine is native to the Appalachian Mountains.

Table Mountain Pine Cone

Also known as Pinus pungens. The Table Mountain Pine is native to the Appalachian Mountains.

Historically, the name referred to a large shelf of rock which jutted out from the Canadian shore, located just north of the present observation and commercial complex. Revealed in the mid-1700s as the Horseshoe Falls receded, Table rock was the first major vantage point for tourists of the early and mid-1800s. In 1818 the first part of the rock collapsed, followed by minor rock falls in 1828 and 1829. The most notable rock fall occurred in July, 1850, wen roughly one-third of the point collapsed into the Niagara Gorge.

Table Rock

Historically, the name referred to a large shelf of rock which jutted out from the Canadian shore, located…

Inhabiting the higher reaches of Southern Europe, the rock thrush descends to lower altitudes during the winter.

Rock Thrush

Inhabiting the higher reaches of Southern Europe, the rock thrush descends to lower altitudes during…

"While he was yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold, a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came and touched them and said, Arise, and be not afraid. And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, save Jesus only." Matthew 17:5-8 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus speaking to Peter, James, and John after the transfiguration on the mountain.

Jesus Speaks to His Disciples after the Transfiguration

"While he was yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold, a voice out of the…

An illustration of a woman standing on the top of a mountain waving below at three men.

Woman Standing on Mountain

An illustration of a woman standing on the top of a mountain waving below at three men.